There are numerous resources available related to female convicts, convicts in general and Tasmanian history. They fall into the following groups:

A list of convict women, whose stories have been published in books, is available under Convict Stories. (This list is updated regularly).


If you know of a great website, book or other resource you think should be on our lists, please let us know.

In this section, you can also access a glossary of terms related to convicts in Van Diemen's Land.



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For academic referencing (suggestion only) Database: [http address], FCRC Female Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land database, entry for xxxx ID no xxx, accessed online [date].

For academic referencing (suggestion only) Website:  Female Convicts Research Centre Inc., accessed online [date] from [http address].




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Female Convicts Research Centre Convict Women's Press Female Convicts Database Edges of Empire Biographical Dictionary


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